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Old 03-21-2017, 11:30 AM
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After the latest episode, this show is starting to get good! The Time Machine has made a recovery and has visited different timelines, and now Wells is off after Jack to visit the Edwardian era-- all right!
The violence seen in the latest episode was also a bit shocking. But let's lose the exposition and soap-opera story-lines and get into more time travel.

Anyone notice their Jack is broad-shouldered, but definitely not short? Hmm...
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:11 PM
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I've gotten sucked in, too, if only to see how these convoluted story lines resolve. It kind of has the appeal of a soap opera but with blood, violence, and time travel.

PS. I think Jane was badly miscast. Mary Steenburgen was so believable in the role, but he new Jane just irritates me.
I agree 100% on Jane.. for a strong independent woman I knew the character was not written well after the 1st episode when she wanted to compare how "cute" the guys were... so professional" and she doesn't seem to depth....not sure I blame the actress more the writing

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Old 03-30-2017, 08:19 AM
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Well, folks, ABC has cancelled "Time After Time" after five episodes, and is not showing the rest of the already-filmed eps. Apparently it was a dismal performer among younger adults.

http://uproxx.com/tv/time-after-time-cancelled-abc/

Break out the 1979 film and savor the original (and much better) version!

How many more JtR projects will fail between now and 2018, I wonder?
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Well, folks, ABC has cancelled "Time After Time" after five episodes, and is not showing the rest of the already-filmed eps. Apparently it was a dismal performer among younger adults.

http://uproxx.com/tv/time-after-time-cancelled-abc/

Break out the 1979 film and savor the original (and much better) version!

How many more JtR projects will fail between now and 2018, I wonder?
I agree, it was not a good show, I did watch, and would have continued (until the 1st season ended anyway... once invested this far into the story) but not surprised..... what does get me is how fast they pull the plug on shows now.. everything has to be instant....how many shows bombed in their 1st season, then caught on when the season was repeated waiting for the next....sometimes the audience has to find it, and will once their shows 1st run has ended....probably not in this case I will admit....but....

I wonder if anyone will show the other filmed episodes...Netflix or Hulu or Amazon... seems a waste not to try and sell them off

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how many shows bombed in their 1st season, then caught on when the season was repeated waiting for the next
I believe Only Fools and Horses was one such.
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I believe Only Fools and Horses was one such.
Actually, I once read that M*A*S*H was another.....but again, there is NO WAY this could have become a classic like that....but they should have aired the last two filmed episodes

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I watched a documentary about Blackadder on Yesterday channel (UK) yesterday, as it goes!
Apparently more seasons, after the first, looked iffy. At least that's the impression I got. The BBC wanted some changes and there was a reduction in their budget.
I'm glad Blackadder went forth. I think the 2nd series is the best, followed by the 4th.

On the wikipedia page for the Time After Time TV series it says 8 episodes were made.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_A...me_(TV_series)

I did watch up to and including the 5th episode. During it I was saying to myself something like, I don't think I can watch much more of this.
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On the wikipedia page for the Time After Time TV series it says 8 episodes were made.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_A...me_(TV_series)

I did watch up to and including the 5th episode. During it I was saying to myself something like, I don't think I can watch much more of this.
There were 12 episodes available in the UK - the whole first series I think. The whole story arc was an up-dating of the 'Island of Doctor Moreau' story. The ripper element was, in my view, superfluous and the violence by the ripper character was quite different from the crimes. Trying to cash in on some high profile character names, I think.

Having said that - love time travel sci fi, and as an H G Wells based sci fi show it had some potential. Final scene in 1st series (and only to be 1 series I believe) was very disappointing. But up-dating different Wells novels each season could have been interesting.
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Hello, Etenguy, thank you for the update on this failed time-travel series. I did not realize they were going to turn to the works of H. G. Wells for plot ideas! Interesting concept, but without a creative mind behind the writing, pointless.

I am looking forward to the return of this far-superior American time-travel series, "Timeless", which has both better scripts and performers.

https://www.google.com/search?client...iw=960&bih=600
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:25 AM
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Hello, Etenguy, thank you for the update on this failed time-travel series. I did not realize they were going to turn to the works of H. G. Wells for plot ideas! Interesting concept, but without a creative mind behind the writing, pointless.

I am looking forward to the return of this far-superior American time-travel series, "Timeless", which has both better scripts and performers.

https://www.google.com/search?client...iw=960&bih=600
Was not a big fan of timeless, but I'll try the next series. Other than doctor who, which is top of my time travel program list, the second series of the travelers is the one I am waiting for.
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